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Orissa Wild Life Tours.

Orissa Wild Life Tours
One of the greatest benefits of Orissa 's vast expanses of unspoilt natural landscape has been its ability to offer a protected yet natural habitat to the state's incredible wildlife. There are many wildlife sanctuaries, which are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, bird life reptiles and water creatures. Some of the most important experiments of wildlife conservation are taking place in this natural habitat, giving the tourists an excellent opportunity to see nature's bounty, propagated.

BHITARKANIKA
The Bhitarkanika sanctuary, covering an area of 650 Sq. Km. is one of the best sanctuaries in the state as well in the country so far as the reptilian faunas are concerned. Lying alongside the Bay of Bengal is an enchanting mangrove forest and a crocodile sanctuary, protecting the estuarine crocodiles from 1975 and declared as a National Park in 1998.
While traversing the narrow water creeks of river-Brahmani, Dhamra & Baitarani by motor boats you command bewitching views of Nature. A thrilling experience awaits you as you trek into the mangrove forest. The largest population of estuarine crocodile and Olive Ridley sea Turtles and other reptilian species like water Monitor Lizards, Pythons, Wild Pigs are seen. The Birds Island with spotted deers are other attraction to the sanctuary.
'Gahir Matha' sea beach, at a distance of 3.3 kms from Dangmal Forest Rest House is perhaps the Largest Turtle breeding beach in the World.
Note: -Necessary entry permits required from the forest Department to visit and stay inside the Sanctuary. Best Time: - Nov.till March 3rd week.

Tour: - Full Board Package.

ITINERARY - 1
Bhitarkanika & Gahimatha are accessible only by river waterways. Most convenient points can be reached from Bhubaneswar by good Motorable Road.
Starting Points: -

a) RAJNAGAR/GUPTI :-
Around 120 kms from Bhubaneswar. Both side to the road you will find typical Orissan Villages. The scenery is magnificent. (Takes four hours driving)

b) CHANDBALI:-
Around 190 kms through N.H.5 which 4 ½ hrs from Bhubaneswar and 50 Kms from Bhadrak where good hotels also available.

DAY-1: After breakfast drive to the starting Points on the way visit some villages. Lunch on Gupti Forest Bungalow. Afternoon proceed is Dangmal forest Bungalow by motor launch approximate one hour & half through tidal channels on river Dhamara Brahamani, which changed its course taking with it the fresh water flow converting the rivers of this area into a labyrinth of tidal channels which changes dramatically with the tides.
Watch the lovely Sunset. Arrive the Forest Bungalow. Dinner & Overnight.
(Four double bedded attached toilet (Indian style) or a 14-bedded dormitory will be available, attached with dining hall and kitchen). For catering we will carry all essential commodities. Space available to fix tents if the strength increased. Bicycles can be arranged to visit nearby Dangmal village, if time permits.)

DAY-2: After breakfast visit captive breeding of Crocodiles in Pools and feeding. This is the place where you can find albino Crocodile (Only of its kind in India). You will also find hundreds of spotted Deers in and around and heard the sounds of different birds.
Later proceed to Bagabana (Birds Island) with Motor Launch. The annual congregation of nesting of Birds from July to November. Birds like open Billed storks, Egrets, Herons, White Ibis, Lasser Adjutant Storks, Snake Birds, Green Pigeon, Emerald Pigeon, Indian Robin, Jungle fowl and in Dec/January appear the Pelican.
The Mud banks bejeweled with hundreds of fascinating Red Fiddler Crab and their drab neighbor, the amphibious Mud Skipper fish.
Lunch break inside the Bhitarkanika Forest. Walk down 1 Km. to the ruined Sight of the ancient Siva Temple near the Hunting tower King. Both side of the forest you can watch activities of wild animals. Back to the Motor Launch and continue journey to Dangmal.
Arrive before sunset.

DAY-3: Morning proceed to Gahirmath through the tidal channels. (Takes nearly 4 hours by Motor Launch)
Brilliant bursts of color flash by seven colorful species of Kingfishers you can found during your journey. Some of Estuarine Crocodile lay down in the mud flat, some also disappears into the brackish depth. The only unique place of it kind where you will find the big size crocodiles.
In the evening proceed to watch mass nesting of Sea Turtle. Unique of its kind in the world on Gahirmatha Beach near Bay of Bengal. (World largest rookery of Olive Ridley)
Best time : Middle of January to 3rd week and Beginning of 2nd week of March.
Overnight.

DAY-4
: Morning relax on the Beach. Later proceed to Gupti by Motor Launch by 5 hrs. Lunch on Boat. Afternoon proceed to Bhubaneswar.
Itineraries can be extended as per the requirement and interest of wild life observers.

SIMILIPAL BIOSPHERE
Similipal, the National Park covering an area of 2750 Sq Kms.has been selected as one of the nine Tiger-Projects in India. For a nature loving tourist the entire Park with its evergreen Sal Forests, extensive grassy lands and Luxuriant Waterfalls provide an element of abiding interest.
Note: Permit from wild life (Forest Department) required. Application with passport details required at least 5 weeks in advance. (If intent to stay in side the park) Visiting the park staying outside does not require 5 weeks in advance information.
Entrance fee & Camera fee required. For VDO camera an earlier permission is required from Chief wild Life Warden/Chief Conservator of Forest, Bhubaneswar or Baripada.
Season: November to May.
Accommodation: Forest Rest House.
Tour: Full Board Package.

Itinerary - 2

DAY-1: Proceed to Baripada, enroute visit some villages. After obtaining necessary permits, drive to Lulung Tourist Bunalow, situated on the footstep of the Similipal Forest.Total Km.-320 Km/7 Hrs Drive on NH 5

DAY-2: Enter into the Park and drive through the zigzag forest road to watch wild animals. O/N Joranda/Barehipani Forest House near the Waterfall.
Evening: - Watch wild animals on the watch lower.
Total Distance - 76 Km

DAY-3: Drive through the forest and enjoy the beautiful forest with natural beauty O/N at Chahala. Evening watch the Wild Elephant.
Total Distance-40 Km

DAY-4: Morning proceed to Jashipur enroute visit some Santal, Birhor (monkeymen) village. If interested drive further to see the Kichekeswari temple build in black granite at Khiching. Later drive to Bhubaneswar.
Total Distance-300 Km (for temple tour an extra 50 kms).
We can extend the itinerary or reduce as per the interest of client.

Orissa Wild Life Tours
One of the greatest benefits of Orissa 's vast expanses of unspoilt natural landscape has been its ability to offer a protected yet natural habitat to the state's incredible wildlife. There are many wildlife sanctuaries, which are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, bird life reptiles and water creatures. Some of the most important experiments of wildlife conservation are taking place in this natural habitat, giving the tourists an excellent opportunity to see nature's bounty, propagated.